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Friday, March 14, 2014

For a day that seemed as spring

Somnambulist Ballad, Federico Garcia Lorca

"Green. I want you green.
Green wind. Green branches.
The boat on the sea
and the horse in the mountains.
With a shadow round her waist
she dreams upon her railing,
green flesh, green hair,
with eyes of frozen silver.
Green. I want you green.
Beneath the gypsy moon,
things are watching her
and she cannot look back...."
(Somnambulist Ballad, Frederico Garcia Lorca)

ah.

"To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control... being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from its fragility."-- Philosopher Martha Nussbaum

"Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little." --Tom Stoppard

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